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 Waterford Childcare Committee Consultation Forum Report 2016

The Consultation Forum 2016 entitled  “Early Childhood Care & Education: The Challenges and Opportunities in Moving from Policy to Practice” was held in March in Waterford.

The Forum 2016 provided an opportunity for all interested parties to attend and receive an overview and update of the policy developments announced by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs following the 2016 Budget.  The participants included service providers, childminders, parents, early childhood care and education practitioners, managers and board of management members, statutory, community and voluntary organisations.

The Report can be accessed at the following link Waterford Childcare Committee Consultation Forum Report 2016. The report will be used to inform local and national planning, policy and decision making.  The Report has been sent to Dr. Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and has been widely disseminated to all key local and national stakeholders.

Waterford Childcare Committee Consultation Forum Report “Planning and Delivering Early Childhood Care and Education Services for Children and Families – A Children’s Rights Approach” was compiled and published in April 2015.

Consultation Forum Report 2015

Waterford Childcare Committee Mid-Year Results 2015

Waterford Childcare Committee submitted its Mid-Year Report 2015 to Pobal in June.  A summary of the results can be viewed at Mid Year Results 2015 Waterford Childcare Committee wish to thank and acknowledge the ongoing commitment and professionalism of early years and school age services and staff in providing quality care and learning experiences for children and families in Waterford.  The Committee also wish to acknowledge the collaborative working relationships and contribution of local and national community and statutory organisations, Pobal and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in promoting and supporting the development of quality care and learning for children and families in Wat